A BOOK OF ESCAPES and Hurried Journeys. John Buchan.

A BOOK OF ESCAPES and Hurried Journeys.

With Illustrations. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Original tan cloth pictorially decorated in black, green, and red.

First American Edition. This is a retelling of a dozen true historical events that involved "escapes and hurried journeys" all over the world (Scotland, South Africa, Turkestan, Australia...), illustrated with eight plates by A.S. Forrest. The book was subsequently reprinted as a text-book, with additional questions and exercises not by Buchan. This is a handsomely bound book: the four-color pictorial scene wraps around from the front cover onto the spine. A fine copy, remarkably clean, virtually as new except for faint evidence of a small book-label on the front endpaper. See Blanchard A54 (note). Item #14138

Price: $225.00

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